BA launches a new business-class route to JFK

The first of a package of new routes for the airline

If you fly regularly between London and New York, it’s worth noting that British Airways (www.ba.com) is launching a new business-class-only route out from London City Airport to JFK at the end of this month. On October 25 a further package of new routes begins, with the first-ever BA flights to Las Vegas, the Maldives, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Sharm El-Sheik, plus a resumption of the route to Montego Bay in Jamaica.

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It’s too bad that, because they are aimed at the leisure market, there’s no First cabin on these routes, so passengers won’t get a chance to benefit from the redesigned Anya Hindmarch washbags, nor the quintessentially English afternoon tea, dreamed up – unexpectedly – by a German, chef Henry Brosi, who oversees the kitchens at London’s Dorchester hotel.

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